Julianna Pillemer

Julianna Pillemer

Joined Stern 2019

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-59
New York, NY 10012

E-mail jp3532@stern.nyu.edu

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Julianna Pillemer joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in July 2019. She currently teaches Intro to Management and Organizations.

Professor Pillemer’s research examines the complex dynamics of interpersonal connections at work. Specifically, her research explores how our professional relationships can be key sources of motivation and support, but may also hinder individual and group functioning when not managed effectively. Her work also examines the impact of perceived authenticity in the workplace; namely, how being viewed as authentic can fuel positive connections, what behaviors make us perceive others as authentic, and how employees balance conflicting demands to be seen as simultaneously true to self and professionally appropriate.

Professor Pillemer has published research in leading management journals, including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, as well as practitioner-oriented articles in Harvard Business Review. Her work has also been featured in media outlets such as Time, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Quartz at Work and Sloan Management Review.

Professor Pillemer received a BA in Psychology from Pomona College, and a PhD in Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Stern, she was a researcher at Harvard Business School and The Center for Creative Leadership.

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Positive relationships at work
  • Authenticity and identity
  • Prosocial motivation and behavior
  • Creativity

Courses Taught

  • Management and Organizations

Academic Background

Ph.D., Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Psychology
Pomona College

Areas of Expertise


  • Networking & Social Networks
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Team Dynamics & Performance
  • Women in Business